20 educational and FUN sensory table activities for kids!

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15 nature crafts for kids that can be made using found objects

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HOW TO: Make sweet & spicy vegetable Thai curry with an island of Jasmine rice

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Me... Jane introduces young readers to the nature-loving, early roots of Jane Goodall

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Naturepedic's 2 in 1 organic cotton mattress offers the ideal way to transition tots from the crib to a big kid bed

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16 essential vegan foods to stock up on to switch your family to a plant-based diet

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The Crayon Initiative recycles discarded crayons into new crayons for kids in children's hospitals

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Crayons — those cheery, ubiquitous coloring implements, are likely lurking in your purse, hiding in at least five different drawers throughout your house, and leaving their mark on countless masterpieces from your child. Unfortunately, you can also find them filling landfills: between 45,000-75,000 broken and discarded crayons end up in landfills across the country each year, where the wax sits and sits for centuries. The Crayon Initiative aims to give crayons a second life with a higher purpose by recycling them and donating the new and improved crayons, with a thicker and easier-to-grasp shape, to children’s hospitals.

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Woman who received womb transplant from her mother gives birth to a baby boy

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In an amazing feat of medicine and science that has uniquely united three generations, a woman who received a womb transplant from her mother recently gave birth to a healthy baby boy — so the same womb in which she grew inside her mother was used to nurture her own child. Womb transplants have only just become a viable option for women hoping to conceive but who have lost their own uterus to cancer or were born without one. This new mom is the fourth woman to deliver with a transplanted womb. This particular womb transplant, however, is the first to bridge three generations of a family.  The Swedish doctor responsible for the procedure is being applauded for what has been described as the biggest breakthrough in fertility medicine since IVF and is currently working with doctors around the world to plan more womb transplants. The new baby boy may eventually have a little sister or brother, but for right now the whole family (who has remained anonymous to maintain their privacy) is celebrating his birth and the miraculous womb that ties them together. As the new mom said, “It can’t be described how happy we are.”

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The many downfalls of kids' addiction to tech: why limiting screen time will benefit your child

The many downfalls of kids' addiction to tech: why limiting screen time will benefit your child

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Public school district in Marin, CA makes history as first in the U.S. to serve 100% organic school lunches

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Best-selling bedtime story 'The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep' promises to make even the most sleep-resistant child doze off

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